Pennsylvania is going after trash haulers

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Pennsylvania State Police are doing a lot more than talking trash. In November, 211 trash trucks were pulled out of service, and 21 drivers were forced to the sideline.

State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski put it this way,

“Pennsylvania is one of the nation’s largest importers of trash and most of these inspections were conducted at landfills and waste transfer stations across the state,” Pawlowski said. “State police motor carrier enforcement personnel focused their efforts on identifying safety problems that can lead to crashes.”

Officer inspected 1,521 trash trucks which resulted in 880 traffic citations and 1,609 written warnings.  Pawlowski noted that unsecured loads and brake issues were the most common problems encountered by the inspection teams.

Haulers can expect similar crackdowns in the coming months.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency the average person produces 4.4 pounds of trash a day. Rock The Capital has found one way to cut down on the amount of garbage we produce.

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